Meet our Trustees

EERST Chairman

Marty Hoffart

11741121 993350820716476 6488378581674480732 o-953 Marty has been Chairman of EERST since 2013. He is also the Director of Waste Watchers Ltd and Chair of the New Zealand Community Recycling Network (CRN). He has helped hundreds of businesses introduce resource efficiency and waste minimisation practices within the workplace.Marty was educated in Canada, holds a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology and a National Certificate in Zero Waste and Resource Recovery in New Zealand. He is co-founder of the award winning Paper4trees programme and is an advocate of product stewardship and extended producer responsibility. He has published articles about end-of-life tyres and frequently speaks about waste related topics at conferences.

EERST Secretary and Treasurer

Kim Edwards

Kim TGA Half Marathon Apr2015-539-629 Kim is an Environmental Educator and Administration Manager with the Zero Waste Education Programme (since January 2010). Educated at Victoria University of Wellington, Kim has a B.A in Psychology, with Industrial and Organisational Psychology as a focus. Additionally she holds a National Certificate in Resource Recovery in New Zealand (Level 3). Kim has considerable experience in business and project management, Operations and Communications. With 6 years in governance on a school Board of Trustees, being passionate about the environment and walking the talk, Kim is a logical advocate and support for the Trust.

EERST Trustee

Brendon Thomas 

Brendon POT Half 2013-901-341 Working with the trust since 2010, Brendon went on to become a trustee of EERST in 2012. Brendon was Involved with the establishment of the Paper4trees programme in various parts of New Zealand, traveling from Rodney to Bluff visiting around 1500 schools and pre-schools. He has a passion for the environment and alternative energy. A mechanic by trade, Brendon has built his own Bio Diesel processor to make diesel out of used fish n chip oil. He has run a car for years on 100% fish ‘n chip oil. When time allows, Brendon works on developing a compost bin made from “Papercrete”.

bullet Paper 4 Trees in action here

bullet Teacher Resources here


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